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Music of the 19th Century
MUSC 243
Fall 2015
Section: 01  

War and revolution drew the map of Europe in the 19th century, and by its end, nations were solidified according to still-recognizable boundaries. However, it was more the Industrial Revolution and a rising middle class that reshaped music making. Concert halls and opera houses were built to accommodate large paying audiences; the instruments themselves were modified and their production streamlined for manufacturing processes, especially the requisite living-room piano. Composers set free from royal or church patronage thrived or failed by their popularity, and distinct national styles arose. Performance and discourse about music were brought into the public arena by cheaper printing methods that also first allowed a broader appreciation of music from earlier eras. We will approach this art in the context of the revolutions that shaped its development and learn it as those who first heard it did: by as much live listening as can be arranged and by discussion.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA MUSC
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (MUSC)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

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